**There were paws galore at Reflections Holid­­ay Parks Moonee Beach thismonth with the park’s recent ‘Doggy Date Night’ attracting more than 100visitors with their canine companions and raising $1,720 to support the RSPCAservice at Coffs Harbour.

**The money raised at the community event, held earlier this month inconjunction with RSPCA NSW, will go a long way towards providing the care,shelter and veterinary treatment for the many animals that pass through itsdoors.

Repeating its generosity from last year, local business, Sawtell KitchenCentre, matched the $860 raised on the night to bring the total to $1,720.

Park Manager Kelly Shaw said the important fundraising event has become a firmfavourite with the local community and park guests. “Our surroundingcommunity, food vendors and businesses all get involved to make our Doggy DateNight a success,” Ms Shaw said.

“It was great to see families spread out on the grass with picnics and theirpups to enjoy our outdoor screening of A Dog’s Purpose and connect togetherthrough food, pet portraits, essential oils for dogs and a walk along ourspectacular headland.”

“We pride ourselves on our great facilities for those guests who aretravelling with their dogs, so this fundraising event is a good fit for us. Wehave a pet-friendly park and two dogs of our own, so we appreciate the goodwork that RSPCA NSW does and the value they bring to the local animalcommunity in need.”

RSPCA NSW Senior Manager Eliza Walker said the Moonee Beach Reflections’ parkwas a dog’s paradise with plenty of open space, picturesque views and amagical walk through lantern-like fireflies as part of the evening.

“Like last year, Park Managers Mark and Kelly Shaw went the extra mile tosupport the night and ensure the event was a success,” Ms Walker said.

“I also want to thank Sawtell Kitchen Centre for their generous donation, ourvolunteers, the local businesses, park guests and the surrounding communitywho participated and did their part to help raise funds for RSPCA CoffsHarbour.”

Image: Park Managers Kelly and Mark Shaw (right) and their kids Rachael andBen (left) love working at Moonee Beach & supporting Doggy Date Night

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